Mission Statement

The editors of Town Creek Poetry have biases like anyone else. We tend to favor poems that use the natural world in an original way, particularly in a way that elucidates deeper human issues.

We are not inclined to accept poetry that relies on disjunction of language for its effect. While we appreciate the artistic merit of "compositional" or "dialogic" poems, our preferences lean toward the narrative and lyric. We wish for a tightly paced story, and we like poems that put something at stake. We desire work beyond verbal sculpture.

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